Venezuela information minister says blackout caused by 'electromagnetic attack'

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan information minister Jorge Rodrigues said a nationwide blackout that struck earlier on Monday was caused by an 'electromagnetic attack' and that authorities were in the process of reestablishing service. (Reporting by Carcas newsroom; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing by Chris Reese)

Reuters July 23, 2019 07:06:20 IST
Venezuela information minister says blackout caused by 'electromagnetic attack'

Venezuela information minister says blackout caused by electromagnetic attack

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan information minister Jorge Rodrigues said a nationwide blackout that struck earlier on Monday was caused by an "electromagnetic attack" and that authorities were in the process of reestablishing service.

(Reporting by Carcas newsroom; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing by Chris Reese)

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